Elizabeth F. Nelson PhD, OBE

Title: Chairman, Founder
Company: Archive of Market and Social Research
Location: London, England, United Kingdom

Elizabeth F. Nelson PhD, OBE, Chairman and Founder of the Archive of Market and Social Research, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in profit and not-for-profit association administration.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College in 1951, Dr. Nelson earned a PhD from the University of London in 1953. It was during her studies that her dissertation advisor encouraged her to pursue psychological research rather than clinical roles which led to Dr. Nelson taking a job as  a research psychologist with Mars Ltd. in London from 1954 to 1955 before serving as director and managing director of the research unit at Benton & Bowles in London from 1955 to 1964. She then assumed the role of the director of Mass Observation Ltd. In London from 1964 to 1965, the founder, director and chairman of Taylor Nelson/Sofres PLC from 1965 to 1992, and the council chair of the University of Roehampton from 1995 to 2001. Additionally, Dr. Nelson hold the post of the chairman of the South West London Community NHS Trust from 1997 to 2002, and served as the chairman and founder of the Archive of Market and Social Research in 2013.

Of all her accomplishments, Dr. Nelson is most proud of her First Women’s Award from Lloyd’s Bank in 2011 which was a major celebration of women in business. During the war in Britain, women were statisticians, studying aspects of how people were eating, how they dealt with rationing, and how they dealt with bombing, and Dr. Nelson remains inspired by the research of women from the past. As a testament to her success, Dr. Nelson is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Freedom City of London, the International Women’s Forum, and First Forum U.K. Dr. Nelson would advise others entering her profession to remember that even if you make mistakes and suffer setbacks, continue pursuing your ultimate goal and dream.

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